MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: $490,000
Injuries claimed: Masectomy
Court: Wood County Circuit Court
Case name: Dawn R. Garski vs. Dr. Jose G. Araujo
Case number: 2007-CV-263
Judge: Gregory J. Potter
Verdict & settlement: Settlement
Settlement amount: $490,000
Special damages: Plaintiff’s past medical expenses: $19,645
Date of incident: July 7, 2006
Plaintiffs attorney (firm): D. J. Weis, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.
Defendants attorney (firm): Donald Peterson, Peterson, Johnson & Murray
Insurance carrier: American Physicians Assurance Corporation
Plaintiffs expert witnesses: Dr. Michael Lagios, pathologist
Defendants expert witnesses: Dr. Kenneth McCarty
Plaintiff counsel’s summary of the facts: Dr. Araujo misread a slide from a breast biopsy to be malignant. Garski underwent a mastectomy only to find out that it was not cancer.